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Taos is a town in Taos County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Don Fernando de Taos, founder

The latitude of Taos is 36.407N. The longitude is -105.572W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,969 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,008.


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Median household income
Local
$25,016
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Taos demographic reports
Taos is at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Don Fernando de Taos
· Fernandez de Taos
Base of operations for the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, which drove the Spanish from NM

Artists began coming to Taos in the 1880s

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 77. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 15.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1969 movie, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
· 1994 movie, "Natural Born Killers"
· 2003 movie, "Off the Map"
· 2006 movie, "Seraphim Falls"
Well-known residents have included:
· Kit Carson, frontiersman and scout
· Willa Cather, writer
· D. H. Lawrence, writer
· Georgia O'Keeffe, artist
Local festivals include:
  • Fiesta de Taos - July 20-22, 2007
  • Solar Music Festival - June 29-July 1, 2007
  • Taos Trade Fair - Sept. 22-23, 2007
  • WildFilm Fest - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Taos web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carson National Forest, Orilla Verde Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Millicent Rogers Museum, Kit Carson Home and Museum, Taos Pueblo, H.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum, Gov. Bent House & Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Taos demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Taos County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 87557 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Taos residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Taos ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Taos was $15,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% of Taos residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Taos include E. Martin Hennings House and Studio Historic District, La Loma Plaza Historic District, Taos Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Taos, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $991.


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Libraries in Taos include Taos Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Taos include Sangre de Cristo Chronicle, Taos News

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Politics

Taos County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Taos political report.

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Taos restaurants taking online reservations include De La Tierra at El Monte Sagrado Resort ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Taos workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Taos include Adobe & Stars Inn, Adobe Sun God Lodge, Best Value Indian Hills Inn, Best Western, Best Western Kachina Lodge, Casa Europa Inn, Comfort Suites, Don Fernando de Taos Hotel, Hotel La Fonda De Taos, Quality Inn ... More hotels.

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